captainfepa Posted April 29, 2003 Share Posted April 29, 2003 I am only minimally knowledgeable in the area of this inquiry, but I understand that PC hard disks spin up all together, rather than as they are accessed by application. (Is that even true?) Since hard drives are now a major practical means to back up other drives, I would like to lengthen drive life by spinning up one or more drives dedicated to backup only during brief scheduled backups at night, irrespective of routine operations at other times utilizing the other drives. I could put the backup drives on a separate (PCI-ATA) controller, but would prefer internal drives (standard ATA), probably running on MS WinXP. Does a separate controller in itself get me anywhere/everywhere? Is this already standard practice or commonly done? Any mods to do this short of rewriting the BIOS? Is it practical? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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